Scapular Winging Syndrome
Common Medical Diagnoses:
- glenohumeral impingement (anteriorly)
- rotator cuff tear
- thoracic outlet syndrome and neural entrapment
- long thoracic nerve neuropathy
Shoulder pain due to instability of the medial side of the scapula. This is a result of weakness or coordination problems with the serratus anterior muscle. This winging is frequently at rest, but most notable during any reaching movement.
- Correction of scapular position during overhead reaching reduces shoulder pain.
- weak serratus anterior
- short pectoralis minor
- short scapulohumeral muscles
- Improve serratus anterior strength / muscle activation.
- Stretch pectoralis minor
- Taping for postural alignment